3 double winners at Tahoe Tennis Classic
A record 245 players competed July 26-29 in the Tahoe Tennis Classic at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club.
The four-day tournament featured stiff competition and players from 11 states and one from Netherlands. But all the winners were from California or Nevada.
The finals were played on July 29 under smoky skies with little breeze.
South Lake Tahoe’s Ryan Johnston, Kurt Chan, of Gold River, and Kendall Homer, of Sacramento, were each double winners.
In the men’s 10.0 division it was revenge for Johnston and partner Mohamed Irfan Lakdawala, of San Francisco. Last year they finished second in that division.
This year they beat Chris Evers, of El Dorado Hills, and Dave Hagiwara, of Folsom, 6-3, 6-3.
In mixed 10.0, Johnston paired with Kim Iliffe, of Austin, Texas, to easily handle Julie Chen, of Gold River, and Geoff Garrett, of Rocklin, 6-2, 6-2. Iliffe with a different partner won the mixed 10s last year.
Chan and Homer won twice together. They beat David Harden, of Gold River, and Michael Kiskinen, of El Dorado Hills, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 in the men’s 9.0 division.
Then they prevailed over Dan Bohannon, of Orange, and Mark Peterson, of Truckee, 7-5, 6-1 in the men’s 120 division — where the combined age of the partners must be at least 120.
Women’s 10.0: Jeanette Berry, of Reno, and Holly Tretten, of Reno, beat Iliffe and Holly Rittiman, of Zephyr Cove, 6-3-6-4.
Women’s 9.0: Dianna Gillaspie, of El Dorado Hills, and Juli Hilton, of Roseville, beat Sophie Heerinckx, of San Jose, and Rittiman 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Women’s 8.0: Sally Huttenmayer, of Zephyr Cove, and Claire Perry, of Incline Village, beat Donna Kaneko, of San Jose, and Melissa Neal, of Campbell, 6-3, 6-0.
Women’s 7.0: Liz Bissell, of El Dorado Hills, and Lorraine Segala, of Palm Springs, beat Barbara Cooper, of South Lake Tahoe, and Carolyn Wright, of Zephyr Cove, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2.
Women’s 6.0: Sylvia Haro, of Zephyr Cove, and Jennifer Kerver, of Reno, beat Nancy Cumming, of San Pedro, and Jean Van Well, of Incline Village, 6-2, 6-3.
Men’s 8.0: Ken Cutler of Truckee and Ray Fugitt, of Carson City, beat Duane Catania, of Incline Village, and Vincent Catania, of Elk Grove, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Men’s 7.0: Thor Spargo, of Fair Oaks, and Murray Yoffee, of Gardnerville, beat Ronald Cauley, of Minden, and Ken Sigel, of Seattle, 6-1-6-0.
Men’s 6.0: David Beronio, of Stateline, and Richard Brown, of Vallejo, beat Anders Chaplin, of Stateline, and Hal Cole, of South Lake Tahoe, 7-5, 7-5.
Men’s 140: Hersh Herschman, of Zephyr Cove, and Tad Yukawa, of Palm Desert, beat Dominic Mushines, of Genoa, and Ross Rittiman, of Zephyr Cove, 7-5, 6-4.
Mixed 9.0: Sara Pierce, of South Lake Tahoe, and Adam Turner, of South Lake Tahoe, beat Penne Burgess and Scott Gillespie 6-3, 6-2.
Mixed 8.0: Fernando Quinones, of San Francisco, and Amy Warden, of Modesto, beat Dave Nostrant of Saint George, Utah, and Joyce Youngs, of South Lake Tahoe, 6-1, 6-4.
Mixed 7.0: Katelyn Bump, of San Jose, and William Cesano, of San Jose, beat Alida Pohl, of South Lake Tahoe, and Spargo.